I had the pleasure of having our neighbor over for craft time today and wanted to show how the same craft can be done differently for a toddler, a 4.5 year old and one done by an adult. So often we think toddlers can’t do the same things as older siblings, or vice versa but easy little add ons or subtractions make all the difference. This pumpkin printing project is perfect for fall.
Pumpkin Printing for Toddlers
- Gather your materials. I totally forgot to take a picture! (I am beyond sleep deprived. My son is getting 2-year molars and demanding mommy, and ONLY mommy multiple times a night!) phew, I feel better. Okay back to the materials, a plate, a mini pumpkin, some cool fall colored paint, construction paper, and markers.
- Cut your mini pumpkin in half. Clean out or have your child help if they are old enough clean out the seeds.
- Spread a mixture of paint on a plate.
- Use the pumpkin as a stamp and press onto the paper. Our guest had a great time making prints and carefully pressing the pumpkin down.
- My toddler had a blast using the pumpkin more like a brush and pressing it all around the paper.
- After you finish printing, add stems and leaves to the pumpkins with markers. My toddler skipped this step and his masterpiece looked like this but my neighbor added a few to his prints!